3 Afghan Army, 2 Afghan DEA who fled U.S. training assignments caught

via 3 Afghan Army officers missing from U.S. base in custody at Canada-U.S. border – World – CBC News.

Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

Massachusetts state police were notified that the three were being questioned by federal authorities at Rainbow Bridge, which connects Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Niagara Falls, Ont., said spokesman David Procopio, who did not have further details.

There was no immediate comment from the Pentagon.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Niagara Falls said they didn’t have the men in custody. Messages left for Canada Border Services Agency weren’t immediately returned.

CBS reports They were transferred to U.S. custody Monday night.

Military officials said the Afghan soldiers had been participating in a U.S. Central Command Regional Co-operation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. They arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen Saturday at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis during an off day.

 The soldiers were reported missing by base security personnel Saturday night. They were identified as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar.

 Gov. Deval Patrick, who had been briefed over the weekend on the situation, said earlier Monday that the military did not believe the three soldiers posed a danger to the public.

 They were vetted by the military. They were cleared by the military,” Patrick told reporters while he visited a preschool program in Quincy.

 “There is a lot of speculation within the military that they may be trying to defect,” he said.

 Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said earlier that 14 Afghans taking part in the Cape Cod military exercise were “thoroughly vetted” prior to coming to the U.S., so officials do not believe they are a threat.

 The Regional Co-operation training exercises have been held annually since 2004 to promote co-operation and interoperability among forces, build functional capacity, practice peacekeeping operations and enhance readiness.

This year’s exercise, which involves more than 200 participants from six nations including the U.S., is scheduled to wrap up Wednesday. Military officials from Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia are also participants.

The two DEA trainees are reportedly being sent home, via Afghan nationals who disappeared in D.C. while training with DEA found, being sent home | WJLA.com.

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Two Afghan policemen who were in the D.C. area for drug trafficking training and vanished last weekend in Georgetown have now been found, the Drug Enforcement Administration told ABC7 News on Friday.

The two men – Mohammad Yasin Ataye, 22, and Mohd Naweed Samimi, 24 – were found safe somewhere outside of D.C., but officials would not say exactly where.

The pair were part of a group of 31 Afghan police officers who were in the U.S. for a multi-week DEA training program at Quantico, Va. They disappeared while the group was on a DEA-supervised sightseeing trip to Georgetown.

The DEA said the two men separated from the group and left because they did not want to go back to Afghanistan.

The other Afghan officers graduated the DEA program and were due to return home Friday night. These two men were being sent home along with the rest of the group, the DEA said.

 Astute readers will note 4 out of 5 Muhammed’s or derivations of.

Arab Bank Plc found guilty for knowingly supporting Islamic terror group Hamas

“… and financing millions of dollars in payments for families of suicide bombers

At least three other banks face charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian wing, Hamas. The Brotherhood/Hamas branch in the U.S. is called CAIR. via Arab Bank liable over Hamas attacks: U.S. jury | Reuters.

A U.S. jury on Monday found Arab Bank Plc liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Jurors needed less than two days of deliberations to reach their verdict after a six-week trial in Brooklyn federal court, which lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil case to reach trial in the United States.

A trial on damages will be held later. Similar lawsuits are pending in New York against Bank of China Ltd, which is accused of providing services to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and Credit Lyonnais SA, which is accused of aiding Hamas. Those banks have denied the respective allegations.

Nearly 300 Americans who were either victims or related to victims of attacks linked to Hamas had sued Arab Bank in 2004.

They accused the Jordanian bank of violating the Anti-Terrorism Act, a law that lets victims of U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations such as Hamas seek damages.

“It has been a long haul,” said plaintiff Maida Averbach, 76, who said her son was paralyzed from the neck down in a 2003 suicide bombing and died in 2010 from complications. “Unfortunately my Steve isn’t here.” Averbach spoke to reporters by phone.

Arab Bank said it would appeal. In a statement, the bank said the verdict “comes as no surprise” after a series of what it considered legally incorrect court rulings that kept it from mounting a proper defense, and effectively “put Hamas on trial.”

The bank also said the verdict exposes banks such as itself to “enormous liability” for providing routine banking services.

Shand Stephens, a lawyer for Arab Bank, predicted that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “is going to reverse this.”

Mark Werbner, a lawyer for some of the plaintiffs, said the verdict sends a message that “when a bank opens its doors to terrorists, they’re going to be held accountable.”

In a separate case, the 2nd Circuit ruled on Monday that Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc’s National Westminster Bank unit must face claims by terrorism victims over banking services it gave a charity linked to Hamas. Continue reading

Muslim Scholar: Obama ‘Wrong’ About ‘Not Islamic’ Islamic State

via Muslim Scholar: Obama ‘Wrong’ About ‘Not Islamic’ Islamic State – Investors.com.

President Obama’s notion that the Islamic State is “not Islamic” and that “no religion condones killing” doesn’t square with the army of Muslims that the terror group is attracting. The CIA figures as many as 31,500 Muslims have joined IS.

It’s hard to believe there’s more than 30,000 serial killers in the world, including at least 2,000 in the West, and they’re all suddenly flocking together in search of victims. In the entire U.S., there are at most 50 active serial murderers by FBI estimates.

Clearly, something else is motivating all these Muslims, yet Obama insists it’s not their faith.

“He is wrong,” said Islamic scholar Dr. Muhammad Zareef.

“They are true Muslims fighting in the cause of Allah,” he added in an interview. “The Quran makes it very clear that a good and faithful Muslim has every reason to kill non-Muslims. ISIS and other groups like them take these verses into their hearts.”

The forbidden truth is, the Islam that IS practices is firmly rooted in Islamic scripture and sanctioned by Islam’s most influential scholars, says Zareef, who studied Islamic law for eight years after growing up in a devout Muslim home in the Mideast. Now living in the U.S., he became a reformer after 9/11.

“One of the things that disturbed me most was the Quran made it very clear the only assurance of going to heaven is if a Muslim kills an infidel (unbeliever) in jihad or dies in jihad,” he said, citing Surahs 2:190-193; 5:33-34; 8:39-41; 9:20; 9:29; 9:111; 9:123; 22:58-59; and 47:1-4, among other verses.

“Muslims are instructed to use warfare to defend and promote Islam,” explained Zareef, author of “Allah’s Plan for Muslims.” “All unbelievers are regarded as being at war with Allah and his religion; therefore, they deserve to die. Muslims have permission to kill all who don’t believe in Allah.”

Jihadists, he says, are following the example of the Muslim prophet set forth in Al-Bukhari book 52 of the Hadith, a sacred text supplementing the Quran. They “are trying to honor Prophet Muhammad’s speech and the Quran verses by killing non-Muslims,” he said. “And if I, as an ordinary Muslim, say anything against such violence, they will treat me the same way as they do non-Muslims.”

Zareef says the Quran “encourages terrorism” against infidels, citing Surah 2:216, 243-244; 3:157-158; 4:74; 8:12; 9:5; and 47:4-6, while repeatedly directing jihadists to “smite at their necks.”

“The killing of non-Muslims in the name of Allah and Islam is considered to be the duty of every good and faithful Muslim,” he said. “It is an honorable thing to do, and rewards are promised to those who die or kill for Allah’s sake.”

Added Zareef: “Muslims have the right — as well as the religious responsibility — to kill non-Muslims in the name of Allah whenever and wherever they desire to do so. This is why Muslim leaders in the 21st century openly call Muslims to jihad against non-Muslims.”

So why don’t all Muslim men heed the call?

Many meet their obligation through charity and other means the Quran allows as substitute (8:74). Others, like Zareef, have no stomach for such violence. Still others are nonobservant.

“The ordinary Muslims you see or know, they are the nominal Muslims. They have no clue what the Quran says about non-Muslims,” Zareef says. “These ordinary Muslims are wonderful people.” But they are not considered good Muslims, he says.

To protect jihad from scrutiny, he says Muslim leaders create a facade of moderation, even misleading politicians and the media about Islamic scripture.

For instance, just hours before Obama told Americans the threat from the Islamic State was not Islamic, his security advisers were huddling with Muslim leaders at the National Press Club, where ex-Islamic Society of North America president Imam Mohamed Magid told reporters IS has no “foundation” in Islam.

“The Quran says whoever takes one life it as if he has taken the life of all of humanity,” claimed Magid, who serves on Obama’s Homeland Security Advisory Council.

This is a common trick, Zareef says. Magid omitted the middle part of verse 5:32 which states ” … unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land … .” In these cases, taking a life is commanded. And the method is “execution” by beheading. The next verse, 5:33, says it’s just “punishment of those who wage war against Allah.”

Zareef’s stunning analysis explains a lot, including why:

• The Muslim community is so reluctant to work with law enforcement to ferret out jihadists, and never organizes mass demonstrations against terrorism (though it routinely protests Israel).

• Hundreds of Muslims around the country have come out in support of arrested terror suspects, even holding rallies and fundraisers for them after they’ve been convicted.

• The parents of young jihadists fail to control their actions or disabuse them of their beliefs, even after learning of their trips to jihadi hotspots.

• American Muslim leaders never condemn jihad, only “terrorism” as they narrowly define it.

• Greater adherence to Islamic law correlates to a greater likelihood of violence, as the FBI has found in countless homegrown terror cases, from the Boston bombers to IS’ American poster boy, Ahmad Abousamra.

• Over 80% of American mosques are radical, and feature pro-jihad preachers, speakers and literature;

• Almost every major Islamic charity in America was shut down after 9/11 for funding jihadist groups, and even now, banks are closing the accounts of hundreds of Muslims across the country for suspicious activity;

• Virtually every U.S. Muslim organization is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, which believes “jihad is our way and death for the glory of Allah is our greatest ambition.”

Yet Obama is taking advice from these same organizations as he formulates a strategy against IS.

US & Canada will have largest increase in Muslims over next decade

Coupled with the doubling of Muslims and mosques in the U.S. since 9/11.

the-end

via Secret weapon to take over America revealed.

WND reported earlier this week the U.S. State Department plans to accept at least 75,000 Syrian refugees, hand-selected by the United Nations, for resettlement in American cities over the next five years. Meanwhile, the influx of refugees from other Muslim countries such as Somalia and Iraq continues at a rate of more than 25,000 per year.

But a look at the overall immigration picture shows the U.S. government has gradually increased the religious “diversity” of new immigrants coming into selected American cities. More than 1.7 million Muslim immigrants have come to the United States between 1992 and 2010, according to a study by Pew Research Center, which has conducted one of the few studies on the religious affiliations of immigrants.  The State Department says it does not ask the religious affiliation of refugees.

Immigration by the numbers

Prior to 1990, fewer than 5 percent of foreigners who took up residence in the U.S. came from Muslim countries, according to Pew. Most of them came on temporary student visas and returned to their homelands after receiving their education.

Not anymore. The trend in recent years is to allow permanent status through an array of programs, including the U.N. refugee program, the annual diversity visa lottery and special programs for foreign religious leaders. Still others are able to remain past the original date on their visas through a program that allows “temporary protective status” for 18 months at a time.

“So there are many programs by which Muslims can come in, but in many ways the U.N. refugee program is the most outrageous because they qualify immediately for government welfare benefits whereas many of the other programs they must have been here for five years,” said Ann Corcoran, who monitors the refugee population across the 50 states and writes a blog for Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Most of the U.N. refugees from Muslim countries lack education and skills that would allow them to find well-paying jobs in America. Those who do work often end up toiling in meat-packing plants or other factories that pay minimum wage. They supplement their paychecks with food stamps, Medicaid and government-subsidized housing.

But most troubling to some critics of these programs is their potential impact on the nation’s demographics and culture. They say refugees from war-torn Middle Eastern countries don’t assimilate and don’t understand or necessarily respect American values of individual liberty and responsibility. Continue reading

Nothing ISIS has done in Iraq that Boko Haram hasn’t already done in Nigeria

ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, ISNA, MSA, your local mosque – they all want the same thing: sharia. via US ‘See No Jihad’ Policy Fueling Terror – CBN.com.

Religious rights advocates told Congress Thursday there’s a direct link between religious persecution and terrorism.

Nigerian human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe testified that terrorism has actually spread because the Obama administration has downplayed religion in its foreign policy.

Ogebe said the State Department continues to minimize the plight of Christians in Nigeria.

He pointed out that one State Department ambassador who traveled to numerous countries where persecution is taking place, failed to meet with any Christian representatives during those trips.

Was that a direct order from Obama?

Meanwhile, Obama has said the Islamic State, or ISIS, is not a Muslim group.

That may be one reason Ogebe told lawmakers that the administration has a “see no jihad, hear no jihad, say no jihad” policy when it comes to ISIS in Iraq and the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.

“There is nothing ISIS has done in Iraq that Boko Haram hasn’t already done in the last three years,” Ogebe testified.

Meanwhile, Ogebe reported to Congress that Boko Haram has taken over six more cities in Nigeria in recent days.

He said the group just forced one of the nearly 300 Christian girls it captured to become a suicide bomber. He said they strapped her with explosives a few weeks ago and blew her up in a school.

He also said that last year at this time Boko Haram set up a road block and then used chain saws to behead nore than 150 Christians.

 

SCOTUS Asked to Review Case of Christian Cop Punished for Objecting to Mosque Event

via Supreme Court Asked to Review Case of Christian Police Officer Who Was Punished for Objecting to Mosque Event | American Freedom Law Center.

On September 15, 2014, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Captain Paul Fields, a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who was punished for objecting to an order that mandated officer attendance at an “appreciation” event held at a local mosque and retaliated against for filing a civil rights lawsuit challenging this punishment as a violation of his constitutional rights.  Fields objected on religious grounds to the attendance order because the “appreciation” event was advertised as including—and in fact did include—religious proselytizing, and he is strictly prohibited from discussing his Christian faith while on duty, thereby creating for him a conflict and a moral dilemma.

Fields is seeking Supreme Court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s ruling disallowing him from amending his complaint to challenge on First Amendment grounds the City’s retaliation against him for filing this lawsuit.  The City claimed that the negative publicity from the lawsuit brought discredit upon the department.

Robert Muise, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel and lead counsel for Fields, commented,

“The Tenth Circuit’s ruling is troubling on so many levels.  Its conclusion that Captain Fields’ retaliation claim arising under the First Amendment would be futile is clearly erroneous, contrary to Supreme Court precedent, and indeed, establishes harmful precedent that will have a chilling effect on public employees who want to seek redress for the violation of their constitutional rights in a court of law.”

Muise continued,

“Just this past term, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that citizens do not surrender their First Amendment rights by accepting public employment.  If the Court means what it says, it will take up this case.”

As stated in the petition:

[A]s a direct consequence of the panel’s decision, a public employee who is considering whether to vindicate his or her constitutional rights in a court of law is now faced with a very difficult decision because if the employee does not ultimately prevail, the defendant-employer can fire (or take other adverse action against) the plaintiff-employee for the negative publicity the employer may receive as a result of the lawsuit or the statements made by the employee’s attorney during the course of litigating the claims.

* * * *

A court of law should never allow the government to punish an employee for filing a civil rights lawsuit that seeks to vindicate constitutional rights, as the panel has done here.

David Yerushalmi, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, added,

“It is clear that the City and its senior police officials wanted to make an example of Captain Fields by harshly punishing him, a Christian, for objecting on religious grounds to an order compelling attendance at an Islamic event.  Allowing this ruling to stand—a ruling which now compels public employees to route complaints about constitutional violations to the very officials responsible for those violations as opposed to a court of law—robs Captain Fields of the very freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution that the courts are duty bound to uphold.”

North Carolina: Church World Service works with Islamic Center to import Syrian Muslims

Feeding the hand that will bite them, or smite their necks. via Winston-Salem Journal h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch.

GREENSBORO — The first in the current wave of Syrian refugees will arrive in the Triad this week, representatives with the organizations helping to resettle them said Friday.

Know Your Enemy: Sarah Ivory, Church World Service director in the Triad, says they are working with the local Islamic Center. Photo: http://cwsgreensboro.org/2012/03/05/40under40/

A Syrian family of seven will arrive on Tuesday and will settle in Greensboro, said Sarah Ivory, the director of refugee and immigration services with Church World Service in Greensboro. The family includes five children, the youngest just 5 months old, Ivory said. The oldest is 10 years old.

Andrew Timbie, the office director for World Relief’s High Point office, said his organization is helping to resettle a family in Winston-Salem. That family also will arrive next week, although he would not provide the exact date.

“This is the first of many that we anticipate,” Timbie said of Syrian refugees.

Church World Service and World Relief work with the U.S. State Department and the United Nations to resettle refugees.

Reread that a few times.

Ivory said the family coming to Greensboro is currently living in Jordan. Timbie said on Friday that he did not have a lot of background information about the family his office is assisting.

The organizations receive government money to help give refugee families fresh starts, but the goal is to help the families become self-sufficient, with the help of other community agencies.

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Ivory said Church World Service is working with the Islamic Center of Greensboro, the Greensboro Jewish Federation and the local Syrian-American community to provide other resources to the family, such as hot meals upon arrival, clothing and diapers.

Taxpayers are funding the Islamization of America and groups like Church World Services, Jewicidal Jewish Federation and others like Catholic Charities are getting rich (while not paying taxes and trafficking in illegal aliens) as the United Nations orchestrates the demise of the U.S.

Read more at RRW.

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